Eugene  Recktenwald

Obituary of Eugene J. Recktenwald

Wayland – Eugene J. “Yank” Recktenwald, 94 years of age, passed away Saturday March 30, 2024 at the home of his daughter in Wayland. Eugene was born March 20, 1930 in Perkinsville the son of Anthony and Helen (Yochem) Recktenwald. He grew up in Perkinsville and has remained a resident of the Perkinsville/Wayland areas his entire life. He graduated high school and also studied at Rochester Institute of Technology. He served his country during the Korean War in the United States Air Force. Eugene and Eunice Carr wed on May 20, 1966 and together celebrated over 53 years together prior to Eunice passing away July 20, 2019. Eugene worked for many years at Gleason Works retiring as a supervisor. His hobbies were many as he enjoyed cross country skiing, playing tennis, hiking and most anything to do with the outdoors. He also was very interested in airplanes and would travel far and near to any type of airshow. Eugene was predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Helen Recktenwald; his wife, Eunice Recktenwald; a son, Dean Caron and a daughter, Wanda Schrader; and his brother Cornelius “Tony” Recktenwald. He is survived by his children, Tamra Baker of Wayland, Eugene Recktenwald (Donnette Wager) of SC, David (Carolyn) Caron of Wayland, Bonita “Bonnie” Nardone of Rochester, Janet Snyder (Dick Martin) of Batavia and Glen (Chris) Caron of FL; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; his sister, Lucille Ellis of Wayland; along with several nieces and nephews. Eugene’s family and friends may call Friday April 5, 2024 from 12pm– 2pm at St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. His funeral service will be at the conclusion of calling hours at 2pm at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Eugene J. Recktenwald may be made to 501 St. Jude Place • Memphis, TN 38105.

Calling Hours / Visitation

Friday April 5, 2024 ~ 12am-2pm ~ St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday April 5, 2024 ~ 2pm ~ St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home
Share Your Memory of